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Tuesday’s Morning Mashup: Dez Bryant says Cowboys fans’ booing ‘hurt my heart’

11.20.12 at 7:54 am ET

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‘™¦ Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant had an impressive game Sunday, making 12 catches for 145 yards, but Dallas fans showed that their patience is thin with the controversial and inconsistent pass-catcher. When Bryant caught a second-quarter pass and stepped out of bounds short of the first-down marker rather than take a hit while going for extra yards, the fans let him know what they thought. There were boos after the play, and more boos when the replay was shown on the scoreboard.

“I was hearing it,” Bryant told USA Today. “Man, that hurt my heart.”

Bryant acknowledged he made a mistake, but he insisted that he didn’t realize where he was on the play.

“When I seen where we was at, I was like, Damn. I didn’t mean to do that,” Bryant says. “It’s not like me. It’s not like me to run out of bounds. I seen like four or five guys coming, so I took a step out. I didn’t see the first-down marker. That’s my bad. I should’ve known where we was at on the field.”

‘™¦ Mariners prospect Anthony Vasquez is recovering after undergoing emergency brain surgery Friday for a ruptured blood vessel in his brain. Vasquez, 26, had some vision problems Wednesday while working out at the team’s training complex in Peoria, Ariz., a few days after having some headaches. Tests revealed a ruptured arteriovenous malformation.

Vasquez went home Monday and could be pitching again by the spring.

“He’s a miracle,” said his father, Rudy, an Angels scout. “We have a strong faith in Jesus, and Anthony’s faith has always been strong as well. There’s no other way to say it. When the neurosurgeon came out he said, ‘Your son should be dead, but he’s not.’ ”

‘™¦ Soccer legend David Beckham announced Monday that the MLS championship game on Dec. 1 will be his final “competitive” appearance for the Los Angeles Galaxy. Beckham, 37, did not announce his future plans.

“I’ve had an incredibly special time playing for the L.A. Galaxy,” Beckham said in a statement. “However, I wanted to experience one last challenge before the end of my playing career. I don’t see this as the end of my relationship with the league, as my ambition is to be part of the ownership structure in the future.”

Beckham has played in Los Angeles for six seasons, helping the Galaxy win the MLS title last year.

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA: On Nov. 20, 1958, which Red Sox player was named American League MVP?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “I think football players play football. I don’t know how — you tell me which guy is going to get hurt and I’ll get him out of there. I don’t know how you do that.” — Patriots coach Bill Belichick, on Monday’s The Big Show, defending his decision to put in Rob Gronkowski in the closing minutes of Sunday’s 59-24 rout of the Colts

STAT OF THE DAY: 43 — Monday Night Football wins for the 49ers (who beat the Bears on Monday night), tying them with the Cowboys for the most in the NFL

‘NET RESULTS: Not sure if this will hold up as Shot of the Year, but this game-winning, buzzer-beating heave from Butler’s Rotnei Clarke in Monday’s 72-71 victory over Marquette at the Maui Invitational will be tough to beat.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Jackie Jensen

SOOTHING SOUNDS: Joe Walsh was born on this day in 1947.

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